Alessandra Romolo is Assistant professor of Ocean Engineering at the ‘Mediterranea’ University of Reggio Calabria (Italy). She obtained the Ph.D. degree in Ocean Engineering at the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria.
Her research activities are involved on mechanics of random sea waves and of wave groups with very high sea waves propagating in open sea or interacting with a seawall; on short-term statistics of nonlinear random sea waves; on random forces of sea waves on either coastal or offshore structures; on new devices embodying into upright breakwaters for absorption of wave energy to produce electrical power.
She is author of more than 40 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. She has co-advised more than 20 undergraduate and MS graduate students. She is co-mentoring of 2 PhD students in Ocean Engineering.
She is member of the Working Group “PIANC Environmental Commission (ENVICOM) WG 136 (since 2008) established by the PIANC Association. She has been participating to EERA, European Energy Research Alliance, Joint Programme On Marine Renewable Energy. She is appointed member (since 2007) of the ’“H2CU Junior Research Group” set up by the “Honors Center of Italian Universities – H2CU” established among the most important Italian and American universities.
She has been awarded the “Offshore Mechanics Scholarship” for the year 2004 from International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering (USA) for outstanding academic achievement. She won the national competition “Your Idea for the State-Edition 2012-2013″ established by the ItaliaCamp foundation supported by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, for the application of the first prototype of REWEC3 wave energy device in Civitavecchia harbor (Rome, Italy).
She is also involved in five research projects funded by either national or European institutions.